Selected publications of Coastal Geography Group
Articles in peer-reviewed international journals

Luhtala, H., N. Kulha, H. Tolvanen & R. Kalliola (2016). The effect of underwater light availability dynamics on benthic macrophyte community formation on a Baltic Sea archipelago coast. Hydrobiologia 776: 227-291.

Suominen, T. & H. Tolvanen (2016). Temporal analysis of remotely sensed turbidity in a coastal archipelago. International Journal of Applied Earth Observation and Geoinformation 49: 188-199.

Luhtala, H. & H. Tolvanen (2016). Spatio-temporal representativeness of euphotic depth in situ sampling in transitional coastal waters. Journal of Sea Research 112: 32-40.

Tarvainen, H. Tolvanen & S. Repka (2015). How can maritime spatial planning contribute to sustainable Blue Growth in the Baltic Sea? Bulletin of the Maritime Institute in Gdansk 30: 90-99.

Arzel, C., M. Rönkä, H. Tolvanen, N. Aarras, M. Kamppinen & P. Vihervaara (2015). Species diversity, abundance and brood numbers of breeding waterbirds
in relation to habitat properties in an agricultural watershed. Annales Zoologici Fennici 52: 17-32.

Tolvanen, H., M. Rönkä, P. Vihervaara, M. Kamppinen, C. Arzel, N. Aarras & S. Thessler (2014
). Spatial information in ecosystem service assessment: data applicability in the cascade model context. Journal of Land Use Science 11: 350-367.
 
Rinne, H., A. Kaskela, A.-L. Downie, H. Tolvanen, M. von Numers & J. Mattila (2014). Predicting the occurrence of rocky reefs in a heterogeneous archipelago area with limited data. Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science 138: 90–100.
 
Tammi, I. & R. Kalliola (2014). Spatial MCDA in marine planning: Experiences from the Mediterranean and Baltic Seas. Marine Policy 48, 73–83.
 
Tolvanen, H., T. Suominen & R. Kalliola (2013). Annual and long-term water transparency variation and the consequent seafloor illumination dynamics in the Baltic Sea archipelago coast of SW Finland. Boreal Environment Research 18: 6, 446458.
 
Luhtala, H., H. Tolvanen & R. Kalliola (2013). Annual spatio-temporal variation of the euphotic depth in the SW-Finnish archipelago, Baltic Sea. Oceanologia 55: 2, 359373.
 
Luhtala, H. & H. Tolvanen (2013). Optimizing the use of Secchi depth as a proxy for euphotic depth in coastal waters: an empirical study from the Baltic Sea. International Journal of Geo-Information 2, 1153–1168.
 
Murtojärvi, M., T. Suominen, E. Uusipaikka, O. Nevalainen (2011). Optimising an observational water monitoring network for Archipelago Sea, South West Finland. Computers & Geosciences 37: 7, 844–854.
 
Stock, A., H. Tolvanen & R. Kalliola (2010). Crossing natural and dataset boundaries: Coastal terrain modelling in the Southwest Finnish Archipelago. International Journal of Geographical Information Science 24: 9, 1435–1452.
 
Suominen, T., H. Tolvanen & R. Kalliola (2010). Geographical persistence of surface-layer water properties in the Archipelago Sea, SW Finland. Fennia 188: 2, 179–196.
Suominen, T., H. Tolvanen & R. Kalliola (2010). Surface layer salinity gradients and flow patterns in the archipelago coast of SW Finland, northern Baltic Sea. Marine Environmental Research 69: 4, 216–226.
 
Kalliola, R. & L. Laurila (2009). Contributing Coastal Zone Management by GIS analyses – the Case of Finnish Marine Coast. Journal of Coastal Research. Special issue 56, 1233-1236.
 
Rönkä, M., H. Tolvanen, E. Lehikoinen, M. von Numers & M. Rautkari (2008). Breeding habitat preferences of 15 bird species on south-western Finnish archipelago coast: The applicability of existing digital spatial data archives to habitat assessment. Biological Conservation 141: 2, 403–417.
 
Tolvanen, H. & R. Kalliola (2008). A structured approach to geographical information in coastal research and management. Ocean & Coastal Management 51: 6, 485–494.
 
Allen, T., H. Tolvanen, G. Oertel & G. McLeod (2007). Spatial characterization of environmental gradients in a coastal lagoon, Chincoteague Bay, USA. Estuaries and Coasts 30: 6, 959–977.
 
Murtojärvi, M., T. Suominen, H. Tolvanen, V. Leppänen & O. Nevalainen (2007).
Quantifying distances from points to polygons—applications in determining fetch in coastal environments. Computers & Geosciences 33: 7, 843–852.
 
Tolvanen, H. & T. Suominen (2005). Quantification of openness and wave activity in archipelago environments. Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science 64: 2–3, 436–446.
 
Erkkilä, A. & R. Kalliola (2004). Patterns and dynamics of coastal waters in multi-temporal satellite images: support to water quality monitoring in the Archipelago Sea, Finland. Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science 61: 2, 165-177.
 
Tolvanen, H., S. Numminen & R. Kalliola (2004). Spatial distribution and dynamics of special shore-forms (tombolos, flads and glo-lakes) in an uplifting archipelago of the Baltic Sea. Journal of Coastal Research 20: 1, 234–243.
 
Ekebom, J. & A. Erkkilä (2003). Using aerial photography for identifcation of marine and coastal habitats under the EU’s Habitats Directive. Aquatic Conservation: Marine and Freshwater Ecosystems 13, 287–304.
 
Ekebom, J., P. Laihonen & T. Suominen (2003). A GIS-based step-wise procedure for assessing physical exposure in fragmented archipelagos. Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science 57: 5-6, 887-898.
 
Laihonen, P., M. Rönkä, H. Tolvanen & R. Kalliola (2003). Geospatially structured biodiversity information as a component of a regional biodiversity clearing house. Biodiversity and Conservation 12: 1, 103–120.
 
Kirkkala, T., H. Helminen & A. Erkkilä (1998). Variability of nutrient limitation in the Archipelago Sea, SW Finland. Hydrobiologia 363, 117–126.
 
Papers and abstracts in scientific meetings
 
Luhtala, H., A. Mäkinen, H. Tolvanen, R. Aps, R. Kalliola & A. Lappo (2015). Metadata analysis in the Gulf of Finland for MSP - lesson learnt. Gulf of Finland Trilateral Co-operation and Baltic Earth Scientific Forum, 17-19 November 2015, Tallinn, Estonia.

Tolvanen, H. & H. Luhtala (2015). Spatio-temporal analysis of spot-sampled euphotic depths in transitional coastal waters – a Baltic Sea case study. Estuarine Coastal Sciences Association Conference ECSA 55, 6.–9.9.2015, London, U.K.

Tolvanen, H. & H. Luhtala (2015). Geographic data properties and applicability in maritime spatial planning. The 10th Baltic Sea Science Congress, 15.–19.6.2015, Riga, Latvia.

Luhtala, H. & H. Tolvanen (2015). Point sampling representativeness in underwater light studies of coastal waters. The 10th Baltic Sea Science Congress, 15.–19.6.2015, Riga, Latvia.

Arzel, C., M. Rönkä, H. Tolvanen, M. Kamppinen & E. Lehikoinen (2015). Diversity, abundance and brood numbers of waterbirds in relation to habitat properties. The Fourth Pan-European Duck Symposium, April 7.–11.2015, Hanko, Finland.

Arzel, C., M. Rönkä, K. Sonck, H. Tolvanen & E. Lehikoinen (2015). Birdwatchers’ participation in bird monitoring. The Fourth Pan-European Duck Symposium, April 7.–11.2015, Hanko, Finland.

Tolvanen, H., H. Luhtala & R. Kalliola (2014). MSP information from spatial data –
cross-border case from the Gulf of Finland. Littoral 2014 Conference, September 22.-26. 2014, Klaipeda, Lithuania.
 
Kalliola, R. & H. Tolvanen (2014). Baltic Sea coastal management as an academic challenge. Littoral 2014 Conference, September 22.-26. 2014, Klaipeda, Lithuania.
 
Luhtala, H. (2013). Vedenalaisen valon vaimenemisvoimakkuudessa on erilaisia alueellisia ja ajallisia vaihteluita. Finnish Geographers Days 2013, 25.-26.10.2013, Vaasa.
 
Luhtala, H. & H. Tolvanen (2013). Connecting Secchi depth and euphotic depth in coastal waters. YOUMARES 4, September 11.–13. 2013, Oldenburg, Germany.
 
Luhtala, H. & H. Tolvanen (2013). Geography of the euphotic zone in a Baltic Sea coastal archipelago. Proceedings of the Association of American Geographers Annual Meeting 2013, April 9.–13. 2013, Los Angeles, USA.
 
Luhtala, H. & H. Tolvanen (2013). Optimizing the use of Secchi depth data in studies of the Baltic Sea euphotic layer. Proceedings of the Baltic Sea Science Congress 2013, Klaipeda, Lithuania.
 
Rinne, H., A. Kaskela, A. Downie, H. Tolvanen, M. von Numers, J. Mattila, H. Arponen & S. Salovius-Laurén (2013). Predicting the occurrence of Natura 2000 habitat Reefs in complex archipelago areas of the Northern Baltic Sea. Proceedings of GeoHab 2013, May 6.–10. 2013, Rome, Italy.
 
Tolvanen, H. & T. Suominen (2012). In situ sampling in coastal waters - in search for an adequate spatial resolution for chlorophyll monitoring. Proceedings of the European Geosciences Union General Assembly 2012, April 22.–27. 2012, Vienna, Austria.
 
Tolvanen, H. & H. Luhtala (2012). Spatio-temporal dynamics of euphotic depth in a shallow coastal archipelago of the Baltic Sea. Proceedings of the Association of American Geographers Annual Meeting 2012, February 24.–28. 2010, New York, USA.
 
Luhtala, H. (2011). Vedenalaisen valon vaimenemisen alueellis-ajallinen vaihtelu maantieteellisenä tutkimuskohteena. Finnish Geographers Days, 27.-28.10.2011, Turku.
 
Luhtala, H. & H. Tolvanen (2011). Empirical quantification of the spatio-temporal dynamics of underwater light penetration in the Baltic Sea coast of SW Finland. Proceedings of the Baltic Sea Science Congress 2011, St. Petersburg, Russia.
 
Tolvanen, H. (2010). Impact of global change on seafloor habitats – inventories and spatial modelling of underwater ecosystems in the Baltic Sea. Proceedings of the Littoral 2010 Conference, September 21.–23. 2010, London, U.K.
 
Tolvanen, H., R. Kalliola & T. Suominen (2010). Seasonal spatial dynamics of seafloor illumination in a shallow coastal archipelago of the Baltic Sea. Proceedings of the Association of American Geographers Annual Meeting 2010, April 14.–18. 2010, Washington D.C., USA.
 
Suominen, T. (2009). Trends in nutrient concentrations and loading in the Archipelago Sea in 1974-2008. Proceedings of the Baltic Sea Science Congress 2009, Tallinn, Estonia.
 
Tolvanen, H. (2009). Connecting sand bars as fetch-limited beaches in the archipelago coast of SW Finland. Proceedings of the Baltic Sea Science Congress 2009, Tallinn, Estonia.
 
Rönkä, M., H. Tolvanen, E. Lehikoinen, M. von Numers & M. Rautkari (2008). Breeding habitat preferences of 15 bird species on south-western Finnish archipelago coast: applicability of digital spatial data archives to habitat assessment. 3rd North American Sea Duck Conference, 10.–14.11.2008, Québec City. p. 83.
 
Tolvanen, H., T. Suominen & R. Kalliola (2008). Typology of transitional coastal waters in the archipelago coast of SW Finland. Proceedings of 9th International Conference Littoral 2008, 25–28.11.2008, Venice, Italy. 7 p.
 
Kalliola, R. & H. Tolvanen (2007). Building spatial data infrastructures and services: experiences from the northern Baltic Sea. Proceedings of CoastGIS07, 8th International Symposium on GIS and Computer Mapping for Coastal Zone Management, October 8.–10.2007, Santander, Spain. Vol. 1. p. 42–49.
 
Tolvanen, H. & R. Kalliola (2007). Refining coastal and marine spatial data through spatial modelling: experiences and examples from the northern Baltic Sea. Proceedings of CoastGIS07, 8th International Symposium on GIS and Computer Mapping for Coastal Zone Management, October 8.–10.2007, Santander, Spain. Vol. 2. p. 464–472.
 
Allen, T., H. Tolvanen, G. Oertel & G. McLeod (2005). Spatial analysis and ecological applications of tidal flushing and wave exposure in Chincoteague Bay, Virginia, USA. Estuarine Interactions: Biological-Physical Feedbacks and Adaptations, 18th Biennial Conference of the Estuarine Research Federation. Conference Abstracts. October 16-20, Norfolk, Virginia, USA. p. 11.
 
Laihonen, P., M. Rönkä, H. Tolvanen & R. Kalliola (2004). Local networks offer new opportunities for Internet-based environmental information distribution. Programme and abstract volume of the Littoral 2004 Conference, Aberdeen 19.–22.9.2004. p. 65.
 
Nurmi, L. & R. Kalliola (2004). Arranging GI cooperation and environmental data in south western Finland.Proceedings of the Littoral 2004 Conference, Aberdeen 19.–22.9.2004. 625–630.
 
Suominen, T., R. Kalliola & P. Laihonen (2004). Sharing coastal research metadata via the Internet – Finnish solution. Proceedings of the Littoral 2004 Conference, Aberdeen 19.–22.9.2004. 792–793.
 
Tolvanen, H. (2004). Openness and fetch length around connecting sand bar formations in SW-Finnish archipelago. Proceedings of the Littoral 2004 Conference, Aberdeen 19.–22.9.2004. 668–669.
 
Tolvanen, H. & T. Suominen (2004). Classification of transitional archipelago environments based on shoreline dimensions. Proceedings of the Littoral 2004 Conference, Aberdeen 19.–22.9.2004. 136–137.
 
Suominen, T. & H. Tolvanen (2003). Fetch length and wave energy in an archipelago environment. Abstracts of the Baltic Sea Science Congress 2003, Helsinki, Finland. Helsinki University Press, p. 254.
 
Ekebom, J., R. Kalliola, P. Laihonen, T. Suominen & H. Tolvanen (2002). Managing biodiversity data on Finnish coastal ecosystems: Development of functional applications and solutions for the information society. FIBRE closing seminar November 26–28 2002 – Abstracts Wed 27 Nov, p. 23. Espoo, Finland.
 
Helminen, H., T. Suominen & V. Gran (2001). Is it possible to reduce environmental impacts of fish farming by a new semi-closed technique. Abstract volume of Baltic Sea science congress 2001, Stockholm 25.-29.11.2001.
 
Other publications
Niemelä, P., H. Tolvanen, M. Rönkä, S. Kellomäki, J. Krug, G. Schurgers, E. Lehikoinen & R. Kalliola (2015). Environmental impacts – coastal ecosystems, birds and forests. In: BACC Author Team (eds.). Second Assessment of Climate Change for the Baltic Sea Basin. 501 p. Springer, Dordrecht.
 
Tolvanen, H., R. Kalliola, H. Luhtala & T. Suominen (2014). Rannikkomaantiedettä Saaristomerellä - maisemia merenpinnan molemmilta puolilta. In: Vuorinen, I., T. Juusti, T. Koivula & M. Soikkeli (eds.). Seili - Saaristomeren tutkimusta 50 vuotta. 133-150.
 
Rönkä, M., H. Tolvanen, E. Lehikoinen, M. von Numers & M. Rautkari (2010). Mitä paikkatietoaineistot kertovat sorsalintujen pesimäluodon valinnasta? Suomen Riista 56, 26–39.
 
Laurila, L. & R. Kalliola (2009). Shore development inventory of Finland. Abstracts of the NGM 2009. Turku University Department of Geography Publications B 14, 201.
 
Tolvanen, H. (2009). A small bay drained for dredging in Kvarken Archipelago, Baltic Sea, Western Finland. [Coastal photograph]. Journal of Coastal Research 25: 1, 157.
 
Tolvanen, H. (2009). A small bay drained for dredging in Kvarken Archipelago, Baltic Sea, Western Finland. [Coastal photograph]. Journal of Coastal Research 25: 2, 404.
 
Tolvanen, H. (2009). A small bay drained for dredging in Kvarken Archipelago, Baltic Sea, Western Finland. [Coastal photograph]. Journal of Coastal Research 25: 3, 670.
 
Tolvanen, H. (2009). A small bay drained for dredging in Kvarken Archipelago, Baltic Sea, Western Finland. [Coastal photograph]. Journal of Coastal Research 25: 4, 935.
 
Tolvanen, H., T. Suominen & R. Kalliola (2009). Spatio-temporal model of sea floor illumination dynamics in the archipelago coast of SW Finland. Abstracts of the NGM 2009, Turku University Department of Geography Publications B 14, 42.
 
Erkkilä, A. (2008). Spatiotemporal aspects of environmental monitoring in the complex coastal region of southwest Finland. Annales Universitatis Turkuensis A II 225.
 
Kalliola, R. (2008). Turusta voisi kehittyä monitieteisen Itämeri-tutkimuksen ykköspaikka. Alue- ja ympäristöosaaminen uuden yliopiston voimavara. Aliokirjoitus, Turun Sanomat 29.3.2008.
 
Laurila, L. & R. Kalliola (2008). Rakennetut meren rannat. Ympäristöministeriön raportteja 3/2008. 56 p.
 
Tolvanen, H. & M. Rönkä (2008). Uudet keinot avuksi taistelussa maankohoamista vastaan - merenlahti kuivaruopataan Raippaluodossa. Terra 120: 4, 229–234.
 
Erkkilä, A. & R. Kalliola (2007). Spatial and temporal representativeness of water monitoring efforts in the Baltic Sea coast of SW Finland. Fennia 185: 2, 107–132.
 
Granö, O. (2007). Coastal studies in Finland. Reciprocal relations between the coastal environment and institutional structures. Year-book of the Estonian Geographical Society 36, 156-175.
 
Kalliola, R. & T. Suominen (eds.) (2007). Spatial modelling in coastal areas. Mapping of exposure, sea surface temperature and shore occupation. 39 p. UTU-LCC Publications 13 .
 
Laurila, L. & R. Kalliola (2007). Development of seashore areas in the coasts of Finland – UTU marine shore development data. UTU-LCC Publications 13 , 36-39.
 
Suominen, T. &  J. Attila (2007). The Baltic Sea surface temperatures – UTU/SYKE Baltic SST Data 2007. In: Suominen, T. & R. Kalliola (eds.). Spatial modeling in coastal areas – Mapping of exposure, sea surface temperature and shore occupation. UTU-LCC Publications 13, 7–16.
 
Suominen, T. & R. Kalliola (eds.) (2007). Spatial modeling in coastal areas – Mapping of exposure, sea surface temperature and shore occupation. UTU-LCC Publications 13,  7–16.
 
Suominen, T., R. Kalliola & H. Tolvanen (2007). Exposure of the Finnish coasts – UTU fetch data 2007. In: Suominen, T. & R. Kalliola (eds.). Spatial modeling in coastal areas – Mapping of exposure, sea surface temperature and shore occupation. UTU-LCC Publications 13, 7–16.
 
Laihonen, P., M. Rönkä, H. Tolvanen & R. Kalliola (2006). Between national and local – regional environmental information production. Teoksessa: Anonymous (toim.). Geographic information facilities supporting access to environmental information. Turku University Department of Geography Publications B 9, 13–15.
 
Tolvanen, H. (2006). Spatial information in coastal geography: studies of processes, landforms, ecosystems and management. Annales Universitatis Turkuensis AII 197. 108 p.
 
Hyvärinen, J., A. Erkkilä & A. Savola (2005). Näin tuotettiin Miten voit, Selkämeri? –julkaisu. In: Sarvala, M. & J. Sarvala (eds.) Miten voit, Selkämeri? Ympäristön tila Lounais-Suomessa 4. Lounais-Suomen ympäristökeskus. Turku.
 
Kalli, J., M. Alhosalo, A. Erkkilä, J. Åkerström & P. Sundberg (2005). Ship originated air emissions, solid waste and waste-waters – a feasibility study of University of Turku. University of Turku, Publications from the Centre for Maritime Studies A 41. 73 p.
 
Suominen, T. & R. Kalliola (2005). Meriluonto – Suomen merialueen tutkimusaineistojen haku- ja kuvailupalvelu. UTU-LCC Publications 8. 59 p.
 
Kalliola, R., P. Laihonen, J. Ekebom & H. Tolvanen (2004). Tietoa biodiversiteetistä päätöksentekoon – Tiedon polku havainnoista ymmärrykseen. Teoksessa: Walls, M. & M. Rönkä (toim.). Veden varassa – Suomen vesiluonnon monimuotoisuus. 273–277. Edita, Helsinki.
 
Kalliola, R., P. Laihonen, H. Tolvanen & J. Ekebom (2004). Tietoa biodiversiteetistä päätöksentekoon – Biodiversiteetti ja tietoyhteiskunta. Teoksessa: Walls, M. & M. Rönkä (toim.). Veden varassa – Suomen vesiluonnon monimuotoisuus. 277–284. Edita, Helsinki.
 

Kalliola, R., P. Laihonen, J. Ekebom & H. Tolvanen (2004). Tietoa biodiversiteetistä päätöksentekoon – Tietojärjestelmät päätöksenteon tukena. Teoksessa: Walls, M. & M. Rönkä (toim.). Veden varassa – Suomen vesiluonnon monimuotoisuus. 284–292. Edita, Helsinki.

Erkkilä, A. & R. Kalliola (2003). Veden laadun seuranta Saaristomerellä - tasapainoilua mittasuhteiden välillä. Terra 115, 216-223.

Laihonen, P., J. Suomela & T. Suominen (2003). Saaristomeren tila vuonna 2002. Katsauslehti, 4 p.  Lounais-Suomen ympäristökeskus, Turku.
 
Rantajärvi, E., T. Stipa, S. Neuvonen, T. Suominen, S. Kaitala, H. Kankaanpää, J. Seppälä, M. Perttilä, M. Raateoja & H. Haahti (2003). Alg@line in 2010? In: Rantajärvi, E. (ed.):Alg@line in 2003: 10 years of innovative plankton monitoring and research and operational information service in the Baltic Sea. MERI – Report Series of the Finnish Institute of Marine Research 48.
 
Suominen, T. (2003). Pengertien vaikutukset veden vaihtuvuuteen. Särkisalon siltahankkeen taustaselvitys. Lounais-Suomen ympäristökeskuksen monistesarja 1/2003. Lounais-Suomen ympäristökeskus, Turku. 31 p.
 
Suominen, T. (2003). Saaristomeren veden laatu. Vartiolaiva Telkällä tehdyt mittaukset 2001-2002. Alueelliset ympäristöjulkaisut 321. Lounais-Suomen ympäristökeskus, Turku. 45 p. 
 
Suominen, T. & H. Helminen (2003). Kustavin kalankasvatuksen sijainninohjausmalli. Alueelliset ympäristöjulkaisut 322. Lounais-Suomen ympäristökeskus, Turku. 54 p.
 
Tolvanen, H. (2000). Saaristomeren tombolot. Suomen ympäristö, luonto ja luonnonvarat 432. Lounais-Suomen ympäristökeskus, Turku. 78 p.
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